World Elephant Day

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Asian Elephant

Join us in observing World Elephant Day with some special keeper chats and elephant enrichment activities at Asian Elephant Preserve! Check the schedule in the zoo lobby on arrival.

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Summer Daily Animal Demonstrations

Daily Monday, June 24 | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. through Labor Day

*Listen to zoo announcements for location
Subject to change, weather permitting

Schedule:

10:30 a.m. – Training with Cora the rescue dog
Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter

11 a.m. – Contact Barn Keeper Chat
Domestic Animal Barn

11:30 a.m. – Red Panda Keeper Chat
Wildlife Trail

Noon – Camel Keeper Chat
Bactrian Camel Exhibit located in the Wildlife Trail

1 p.m. – Bird Demonstration
Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter

2 p.m. – Elephant Keeper Chat
Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve

2:30 p.m. – Penguin Keeper Chat
Penguin Coast

3 p.m. – Primate Park Keeper Chat
Primate Park

3:30 p.m. – Reptile or Aquarium Keeper Chat
USS Antiquities Cave

Twilight at the Zoo: After Hours Tour

Syracuse Zoo RGZ American Bison

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up!

Enjoy a relaxed night at the zoo, with an after-hours tour of the zoo by our education staff.

*Please note: Due to construction we will not be going behind the scenes at this event. So bring your camera, and enjoy the animals at dusk!

$35 members, $45 non-members

Reserve Now!

Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Wild Beginnings: Courageous Cats/Graduation

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

Want to try Edventure Academy, but your child is too young? We’ve designed these new programs tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Each themed class includes animal biofacts, nature-themed sensory play, a story, and an opportunity to see an animal up close!  Young ones will explore with their senses as well as develop language and motor skills in the process during this early learning adventure.

Tuition per session
Members: $8 per child/adult pair
Non-members: $10 per child/adult pair
$5 per additional child in same session

Sessions:

Time 
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.SOLD OUT
11:15 a.m.-NoonSOLD OUT
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.Reserve Now

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Edventure Academy: Endangered Species

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Edventure Academy Endangered Species

Have you ever wondered why zoos exist? Come to the zoo to learn about what we do to help save endangered animals – and maybe even meet one face-to-face. You will learn how you can help save endangered species in your daily life!

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentFriday, May 3110:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, June 110:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-10 parent optionalSaturday, June 11:30-3 p.m.Register Now

TUITION PER SESSION
Members: $18 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $23 per child or child/adult pair
Additional seat (child or adult) $12

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Weekend Animal Demonstrations

Weekends beginning Saturday, May 25 | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Daily starting Monday, June 24 | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. through Labor Day

*Listen to zoo announcements for location
Subject to change, weather permitting

Schedule:

10:30 a.m. – Training with Cora the rescue dog
Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter

11 a.m. – Contact Barn Keeper Chat
Domestic Animal Barn

11:30 a.m. – Red Panda Keeper Chat
Wildlife Trail

Noon – Camel Keeper Chat
Bactrian Camel Exhibit located in the Wildlife Trail

1 p.m. – Bird Demonstration
Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter

2 p.m. – Elephant Keeper Chat
Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve

2:30 p.m. – Penguin Keeper Chat
Penguin Coast

3 p.m. – Primate Park Keeper Chat
Primate Park

3:30 p.m. – Reptile or Aquarium Keeper Chat
USS Antiquities Cave

Twilight at the Zoo: Feline Frenzy

Twilight at the Zoo: Feline Frenzy

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up!

Join us for a unique experience focusing on our zoo’s big cats, including Amur leopards, snow leopards and Amur tigers. Enthusiastic education and experienced keeper staff will lead an after-hours tour of our feline exhibits, including a chance to go behind the scenes in the tiger building. Come see for yourself how your local accredited zoo is making a difference in the future of these endangered species.

$55 members, $65 non-members

Reserve Now!

Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Twilight at the Zoo: Feline Frenzy

Twilight at the Zoo: Feline Frenzy

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up!

Join us for a unique experience focusing on our zoo’s big cats, including Amur leopards, snow leopards and Amur tigers. Enthusiastic education and experienced keeper staff will lead an after-hours tour of our feline exhibits, including a chance to go behind the scenes in the tiger building. Come see for yourself how your local accredited zoo is making a difference in the future of these endangered species.

$55 members, $65 non-members

Reserve Now!

Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Wild Beginnings: Animal Grossology

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

Want to try Edventure Academy, but your child is too young? We’ve designed these new programs tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Each themed class includes animal biofacts, nature-themed sensory play, a story, and an opportunity to see an animal up close!  Young ones will explore with their senses as well as develop language and motor skills in the process during this early learning adventure.

Tuition per session
Members: $8 per child/adult pair
Non-members: $10 per child/adult pair
$5 per additional child in same session

Sessions:

Time 
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.SOLD OUT
11:15 a.m.-NoonReserve Now

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Edventure Academy: Animal Grossology

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Turkey Vulture

Poop, throw-up and boogers! All gross things that animals excrete! Join us as we learn about these disgusting things and what they tell zookeepers about the animals in their care. This class is complete with a craft and sloppy snack.

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentFriday, May 310:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, May 410:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-10 parent optionalSaturday, May 41:30-3 p.m.Register Now

TUITION PER SESSION
Members: $18 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $23 per child or child/adult pair
Additional seat (child or adult) $12

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org